standard Climate change and migration – Living on the go in Bangladesh

A fascinating video from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network on how communities affected by Cyclone Aila migrated from damaged croplands to inland cities in Bangladesh.

A research project at the University of Dhaka is investigating public policy options to protect migrants’ likelihoods. “When people are in stress, they use migration as a climate change adaptation tool,” said Dr Tasneem Siddiqui, the study lead and a founding chair of the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) at the University of Dhaka.

2 Comments

  1. Interesting! But, I am not convinced how ‘migration’ fits in to adaptation framework, which takes place far beyond the boundary of affected area!

    1. Hi Nadir,
      Thank you for your comment. I would agree that migration, while certainly a form of adaptation, does not have a suitable framework at this time. While this is an area of research that is gaining more attention, there is certainly much work that needs to be done. The project COST Action is looking into this amongst related topics in case you’re interested: http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/projects/ccmcostaction/Home/tabid/3849/Default.aspx.

      BreTT

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